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Jets too noisy for West Beach Road | Letters


I purchased a home off West Beach eight years ago. At that time, the jet noise rating provided to me at purchase by the Realtor was negligible, as was the noise level itself for eight years. However, over the past several weeks, it has become borderline intolerable, about one to two days weekly. Today was one of those days. It has gone on literally all day long, sometimes shaking the house. I am informed from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station public relations that some of the Outlying Field activity has been transferred up to the main facility. Perhaps I misunderstood. If this is true, I find it patently unsatisfactory.

Am I alone in this? I would appreciate someone in authority clarifying the current situation and explaining the rationale for simply transferring a problem to other areas.

This is not what I signed up for when I bought my home.

Scott Berkman

Oak Harbor


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